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Funeral arrangements announced for Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer

March 31, 2016 | VACP

The VACP recommends that Va. law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Virginia State Police Trooper Chad Dermyer who was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Richmond. Shrouding is recommended through the day Trooper Dermyer's funeral — Tuesday, April 5.

Our sincerest condolences to Trooper Dermyer's family and friends and to the Virginia State Police.


Virginia Tech Police earn second IACLEA reaccreditation

March 9, 2016 | Virginia News

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 7, 2016 – The Virginia Tech Police Department has earned its second reaccreditation from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). The department was first accredited in 2010.


Foster selected as new Vinton police chief

March 4, 2016 | Virginia News

The Town of Vinton is pleased to announce that it has selected its next Police Chief. Thomas L. Foster, a First Sergeant with the Virginia State Police, has accepted the position and will take over the department in March.


Funeral Arrangements Announced for Prince William Co. Police Officer Ashley Guindon

February 28, 2016 | VACP

The VACP recommends that all Va. law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Prince William County Police Officer Ashley Guindon through the day of her funeral — Tuesday, March 1.

Our sincerest condolences to Officer Guindon's family and friends and to the Prince William County Police Department.


House panel kills bill to allow police officers’ names to be kept private

February 26, 2016 | Virginia News

By GRAHAM MOOMAW | Richmond Times-Dispatch

A controversial bill that would have allowed police officers’ names to be kept secret was killed by a unanimous vote Thursday in a House of Delegates subcommittee.


Governor McAuliffe Signs Historic Bipartisan Public Safety Legislation into Law

February 26, 2016 | Virginia News

RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe today finalized a historic bipartisan agreement to make Virginia safer by signing three key pieces of legislation into law. Joined by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Democratic and Republican legislators, law enforcement officials, Virginia prosecutors and domestic violence prevention advocates at a signing ceremony in the Virginia Executive Mansion, the Governor thanked the leaders who worked with him and his team to make this agreement a reality.


Prince William County Police Chief Steve Hudson Announces Retirement

February 23, 2016 | Virginia News

On February 11, Prince William County Police Chief Steve Hudson publicly announced his plans to retire from the police department. Chief Hudson was selected as the department's third police chief in 2013 following a nationwide search to replace long time serving Police Chief Charlie Deane who retired in 2012. Chief Hudson's last day is scheduled for March 31, 2016.


Richmond Police Chief Al Durham reflects on first year

February 22, 2016 | Virginia News

It’s an unlikely friendship: The police chief and the ex-con.

Nonetheless, Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham, who celebrated one year on the job Sunday, has taken 26-year-old David Baldwin under his wing.


Senate budget has pay raises, funds for salary parity in law enforcement

February 22, 2016 | Virginia News

By MICHAEL MARTZ | Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Senate Finance Committee on Sunday adopted a two-year budget that would give state employees, state-supported local employees, college faculty and teachers a 2 percent raise this year.


Attorney General Herring Begins Regional Trainings on Safe, Fair 21st Century Policing

February 9, 2016 | Virginia News

First of Attorney General Herring's five regional "train-the-trainer" sessions to be held this week in Staunton; additional sessions throughout the year to provide training opportunities for smaller agencies and underserved areas


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